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Swashbuckler (Datamost)


Published 1982


Swashbuckler is a 1982 computer game for the Apple II family of computers, created by Paul Stephenson and published by Datamost.

This combat game puts the player in control of a sword-wielding swashbuckler who must fight and dispatch various attackers. Combat occurs in a wooden-beamed chamber littered with skeletons and cobwebs, which the player views from the side.
The fighter's actions are controlled with the keyboard, and include moving left or right (A and D), turning (S) and swinging the sword high (I), low (M), or lunging straight (L). The first opponent is a large, lumbering man with a spiked club; once defeated, the second opponent appears, a smaller man armed with a hatchet and a dagger. After defeating him, both opponents return and attack together. As play progresses, more opponents are added to the fray, including enormous rats and venomous snakes. Eventually the swashbuckler progresses out of the grotty hold to the sunlit deck, tho opponents continue to be a major threat.
For each enemy dispatched, the game awards a point. The swashbuckler can withstand two hits, but the third kills him and ends the game. The difficulty steadily increases until he's overwhelmed.

Computer Gaming World gave the game a glowing review, only lamenting the rollover of the five-digit score at 250 (which was fixed prior to final publication), appended by an editor's note that, although the graphics were superb and the concept somewhat unique, the players at CGW grew tired of the lack of variety after a few dozen kills.


Identifier Swashbuckler_Datamost_1982
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.4
Mediatype software
Publicdate 2013-11-04 18:20:31
Addeddate 2013-11-04 18:20:31
Creator Paul Stephenson
Date 1982
Year 1982
Emulator apple2e
Emulator_ext do
Backup_location ia905709_13

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